The agent representing Bucs receiver Mike Williams and general manager Mark Dominik had a "very productive" meeting at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, creating optimism the sides can agree on a contract extension.

But agent Hadley Engelhard said the time line has been pushed back, with the Bucs asking for time to get through the busy months ahead.

"I met with Mark, and it was a very productive meeting," Engelhard said. "We are progressing toward a new contract for Mike, but they've asked us to be patient to let them get through free agency and the draft. We've agreed to be a little less aggressive and give them some time. The target date right now would be sometime in May."

The financial aspects of the conversation don't appear to have advanced far, but Engelhard said there is significant willingness on both sides to reach a deal.

"Mike really likes Tampa, and they like Mike," Engelhard said. "He's definitely outplayed his fourth-round compensation (a four-year deal believed to be worth $3.1 million), and they want him to be a part of the future."